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Title:Essays in Political Economy and Public Policy
Author(s):Toossi Ardakani, Ali
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Conley, John P.
Department / Program:Economics
Discipline:Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Economics, Commerce-Business
Abstract:The third essay surveys the two prominent, theories that purport to explain the extent of public ownership. It then develops a model that puts these two theories into a common framework. The model is tested with a cross-country panel dataset. The results show that deficiencies in commitment and greater political pressure for control of employment are associated with larger public enterprise sectors. I also find that a higher opportunity cost of public funds tends to reduce the extent of state ownership except when commitment capability and pressure for employment control are low.
Issue Date:2002
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:117 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85528
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3070459
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2002


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